Professor Sandra M. Chafouleas in the Neag School’s Department of Educational Psychology has been named a University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor — the highest honor that the university bestows on faculty who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service.
Upon their acceptance to the IB/M London Study Abroad Teaching Internship program, students are considered for a $1,000 needs-based scholarship supported by a Neag School fund established in 2008 by alum Robert E. Dunn ’51 MA, ’55 Ph.D. and his wife, Gladys B. Dunn, for students interested in studying abroad. Since then, an average of 10 students per year have reaped the benefits of the international scholarship award.
The Neag School of Education honored more than 100 of its students last night at its Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Formerly known as the Honors Day Celebration, the event — held at the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts on the UConn Storrs campus — brought together current students receiving Neag School-affiliated scholarships in the coming academic year; their guests; and the donors whose contributions to the Neag School make these sources of financial support possible.
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The trend toward formal recognition of video gaming as a college “sport” has its potential drawbacks, according to some. While Michael Young, a cognitive and educational psychologist and an expert on gaming and education at the University of Connecticut, agrees that competitive or even casual gaming can have real developmental benefits of the kind that “makes for fine citizens,” Young cautioned colleges not to “run with scissors” in their rush to catch up.
Congratulations to our Neag School alumni, faculty, staff, and students on their continued accomplishments inside and outside the classroom.
Professor emerita Alexinia Young Baldwin ’71 Ph.D. of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, died on Jan. 21, 2017. She was 91.
Professor Del Siegle has been named Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs for the Neag School. Siegle, a professor of gifted education in the Neag School’s Department of Educational Psychology, where he has served as department head since 2011, will officially join the Dean’s Office leadership team on Jan. 3, 2017.
Social justice and equity remains an area of focus for Neag School researchers, particularly given that the achievement gap between Connecticut’s low-income and minority students and their peers is among the largest in the United States. Here, the Neag School highlights several key avenues of research work in this area.